May 18, 2016 Subject:
swaying palm trees
warm sun and the Grateful Dead in a big open air show and doing it just right.
January 26, 2016 Subject:
I thought the Playing > China Cat >Rider was kind of unique, and I was right. Quite a rare combination - only 3 times in a second set. I was suprised to see how many things got played into China Cat though. I always think of it and Know You Rider as kind of a complete and inseparable couple.
September 6, 2013 Subject:
Best Truckin' of the '80s
Certainly one of the most unique. The last 5 minutes are pure bliss.
Aside from the technical issues listed by the reviewer below, this is a great show. This is also the best sounding source to my ears. Good 'ole Charlie Miller/Jim Wise combo.
I rarely listen to a show the whole way through, but for some reason I couldn't stop with this one. The setlist is quite good, and the band is playing with a unique energy. Jerry's voice, most notably, is in fine form this evening. The Baby Blue closer topped this show of nicely. I'm not a big fan of '82, but this one is remarkable. Enjoy.
July 17, 2011 Subject:
There are issues
1. Band has technical difficulties in set 1, what sounds like short-circuiting of guitar amps, microphones not working, etc.
2. The levels are high, so you get a lot of sound, but Bobby's guitar sounds louder than Jerry's, Brents keys sound louder than Phil's bass.
3. Croud noise isn't bad, but Wind affects the microphones intermittently.
4. There really isn't any transition between Althea and Rooster, after Tenn. Jed they do start playing Truckin' immediately. They jam out the Truckin' pretty good in the middle, it ends a little weird, as if maybe there was a thought to transition into something else perhaps.
5. Show is high energy, but the Estimated is butchered; some nice jamming before drums as a consolation prize.